Amendments to the Denturists Act
Denturists want to be able to use all of their skills and training to help their patients.
Changes to the Denturists Act introduced today, Oct. 2, will allow denturists to place removeable dentures over implants while working as part of an implant team. This is something denturists are trained to do, but currently only dentists are able to provide this service in Nova Scotia.
“Denturists play an important role in providing access to dental care to Nova Scotians,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “These amendments will bring their scope of practice in line with other provinces and will allow them to provide a service they have been trained to do.”
This skill is part of the curriculum at all three accredited schools of denturism in Canada.
This is exciting news for denturists in Nova Scotia and their patients. Not only will this allow denturists to be able to practice a skill we are qualified and trained to do, but Nova Scotians will have more options for accessing this service.
Maureen Hope, registrar, Denturists Licensing Board of Nova Scotia
- a denturist is a specialized dental-care professional who is trained and works exclusively with dentures and denture patients
- there are 38 denturists registered to practice in Nova Scotia
- patients can self-refer to denturists for treatment or may be referred by another health-care provider
- the Denturist Licensing Board of Nova Scotia is the self-regulating body for denturists
Denturist Licensing Board of Nova Scotia: http://www.nsdenturistboard.ca/